Traffic Bureau Receives Third National Honor

Police Chief Jerry Dyer accepted a first place National Traffic Safety Award today (10/26) at the International Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

The National Law Enforcement Challenge recognizes and awards the best overall traffic safety programs in the United States. The program focuses on agencies efforts to enforce laws and educate the public about occupant protection, impaired driving and speeding. Departments submit applications that document the agency's effectiveness in these areas. The most effective and noteworthy safety programs combine officer training, public information and enforcement to reduce collisions and injuries within their jurisdictions.

The Fresno Police Department was the only California city to receive this first place award. This is the third time the Fresno Police Department has been recognized with a first place award at the national level.

The Fresno Police Department's Traffic Bureau was also recognized earlier this year with a first place award at the state level and received the prestigious California Highway Patrol Commissioner's Award, for the best overall traffic safety program in the State.

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